Gemstone of the week: Jade
My visit to New Zealand is high up on the list of my most exciting holidays. The sights and sounds were absolutely beautiful. I was very intrigued about the maori culture; they have a very rich heritage. I noticed many of the Maoris I saw wearing beautiful green stone: New Zealand Jade. The carvings and shape have spiritual significance and the origins can be traced back many centuries. In times past, jade was used to create weapon and tools and also to create prized ornaments, often handed down from generations to generations.
I love the deep green of Jade. I remember seeing some beautiful bracelets, but sadly I could not afford them on my student budget. Next time, I will definitely be getting myself some jade jewellery.